Vintage Bike Store to Open in Lyon Park

by ARLnow.com August 24, 2012 at 3:30 pm 5,582 20 Comments

A new used bike store is coming to a small storefront at the corner of N. Pershing Drive and Washington Blvd in Lyon Park, just south of Clarendon.

The Old Bike Shop (2647 N. Pershing Drive) will sell “refurbished” and vintage bicycles, according to the store’s Facebook page. The store will also perform repairs and sell spare parts.

According to a Facebook post, the store has completed most of its build out, and plans to open soon, after obtaining final permits from Arlington County.

Photos via Facebook

  • James Moron

    they look like some pretty sweet bros there with some pretty sweet facial hair.

  • YTK

    Wow! Maybe I’ll find an old bike there like the first one I had when i was a liddle kiddie– it had lights in the spokes, a horn, a headlight and streamers– wheeee!!

  • JimPB

    Thank goodness, a new business in ARLNow.Com that’s not selling food and drink.

  • chris

    Looks like the same guys from the Courthouse Saturday market

    • Kitty

      It is.

      • Rosslyner

        These guys do good work for reasonable prices. Congratulations.

        • BiZ Engel

          Thank you for the kind words. We looking forward to continue serving everyone in Arlington. Arlington has been great to us since the beginning, So we chose Arlington for the home of our first shop. We thank you all for your support!

  • WeiQiang

    Niche small business working a yet-to-be-starbucked neighborhood. Good on ’em.

    Also check out Phoenix Bikes (http://www.phoenixbikes.org/) on 4MR. Doing the community some good.

    • FrenchyB

      +1 on the Phoenix Bikes recommendation.

    • lyon parkie

      would have preferred a starbucks


        There are a million Starbucks, walk or drive to one, I’m sure you will find in Arlington. Too many robots.

      • WeiQiang

        Take a school bus to one … the must be in APS’s by now, right?

  • Carl Hungus

    Is this a stolen bike front??

    • WeiQiang

      No. That’s called CraigsList.

  • karzai

    terrific. we definitely need some more interesting businesses on that side of Clarendon. Hopefully this will spark some development over there, although we of course do not need more fro yo, pizza, or burgers.

    • awesomepossum

      Stop trying to develop my neighborhood, jerk.

  • MommyDearest

    Clearly this was posted at the end of the day on a friday. Not nearly enough comments about how the school kids now have a place to buy bikes to ride to school.

  • Vegnerd

    Nice, a shop that recycles old bikes instead of buying more crap from overseas! I’m all about that!

  • Allie

    Dammit, I’m quickly running out of excuses not to buy a bike.

  • Ed

    Visiting from San Diego, CA I was delighted to talk with Larry about vintage bikes. He is the ONLY person I’ve met who knew about Pierre Lallement (check Wikipedia), a founding member of American bicycle history in mid nineteenth century. Larry knows his bikes, his history, and is delighted to help with any bike issue.


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